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Old 05-03-2008, 10:02 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Nah, I've tried getting my Mum into GTA, but she's not interested. lol
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^^LOL @ that^^
you need an operating system as well.
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Old 05-06-2008, 11:07 PM   #13 (permalink)
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The operating system will either be Windows XP Pro or Ubuntu. I have both, so that's cool.

To everyone, any suggestions on changing any components or would you buy exactly the same thing with that budget?

Here is the latest specification:-

MSI Saturn 890 AM2 Mini Tower Barebone £59.99
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ 2GHz £27.91
Arctic Cooling AC-FRZ-7P £15.24
Extra Value 2GB Kit (2x1GB) DDR2 667MHz £21.43
Hitachi 160GB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 8MB Cache £29.58
Pioneer DVR-215BK 20X SATA DVD±RW £17.99
HANNS.G HW191D 19"TFT Monitor £102.35
Extra Value Black/Silver Wireless Multimedia Keyboard and Optical Mouse £6.98
Logitech Black S120 2.0 Speakers - 2.3W RMS £7.13

It comes to a total of £288.60
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Use xp, I always like it.
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looks bueno to me.
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Continue to forget a power supply, and no the one included in the case does not count.
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Continue to forget a power supply, and no the one included in the case does not count.
Why? The whole point of buying a barebones system was to keep the cost down. Which power supply would you suggest from eBuyer?

Link to the power supplies: Cheap Computer Power Supplies at Ebuyer - Huge Range In Stock Now!

I have purchased the monitor now (I got aViewSonic VG2030wm 20" for £108.49!) so here is the current list:

MSI Saturn 890 AM2 Mini Tower Barebone £59.99
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ 2GHz £27.91
Arctic Cooling AC-FRZ-7P £15.24
Extra Value 2GB Kit (2x1GB) DDR2 667MHz £21.43
Hitachi 160GB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 8MB Cache £29.58
Pioneer DVR-215BK 20X SATA DVD±RW £17.99
Extra Value Black/Silver Wireless Multimedia Keyboard and Optical Mouse £6.98
Logitech Black S120 2.0 Speakers - 2.3W RMS £7.13

It comes to a total of £186.25
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The power supply guide is linked in my signature, and there is an absolute cheap list.
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The power supply guide is linked in my signature, and there is an absolute cheap list.
Thank you. Why do you suggest getting a replacement power supply though? Would the one with the barebones system not suffice?
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Old 05-07-2008, 12:41 PM   #20 (permalink)
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It doesn't even give a specific brand or OEM model for the power supply, which means it is most likely a piece of junk.

I rarely reccomend specific power supplies because I wrote the Power supply guide and you can simply look off of it..

The power supply is the most important part of a computer, any computer, therefore reguardless of Amps or wattage, it should be bought from a some what reputable manufacturer.
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